Living in Florida is a good opportunity to see snakes. With the unique weather Florida has it's a good area for many different snake types.
EASTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLE SNAKE is the largest
North American serpent and is very deadly & aggressive.
The lethal venom is Hemo-toxin (attacks the body through the blood stream).
Identification: Slit eyes (pupils), large head (venom glands on each side). Rattle!, diamond design on back, rough scales.
CORAL SNAKE is one of the most deadliest snake in the United States.
It's length is on an average of 2 1 /2 ft to 3 ft. long.
The lethal venom is Neurotoxin (travels through the blood stream and attacks the nervous system).
Identification: The pattern for this snake is a black head with 3 colors: Red, Yellow & Black.
If red touches the yellow then the snake is a deadly coral snake!!!!
" Red touch yellow will kill a fellow. Red touch black is a friend of Jack. "
Mothballs: using mothballs around your property will run off
select food that snakes like to eat (lizards, rodents...)
Pure Ammonia: spraying ammonia on any reptile or animal will scare them off, no permanent harm will be done.
Remember CORAL SNAKES: "Red Touch Yellow Kills a Fellow, Red Touch Black Friend of Jack."
If you forget the rhythm, think of a Traffic Light. "Red and Yellow Kill a Fellow..."
10%-20% of venomous snake bites are dry-bites every year. What does that tell you? Chances are the venomous snake bite is not good and medical treatment is needed immediately (80% to 90% have venom injected).
Venomous Bites: Approximately 200 venomous bites in Florida per year. 8,000 in the USA. 100,000 fatalities every year in the world.
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